Strawberry Shortbread Cookies w/ Lemon Frosting

If you like shortbread cookies, you must try these.  They literally melt in your mouth.

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They are light and have just the perfect touch of strawberry and lemon to each bite. They were that combination of sweet and tart that I was craving.  For a long time.

Short Bread Recipe:

1 cup of Butter
1/4 cup of Cornstarch
1/2 cup of Icing Sugar
1/2 cup of Flour

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tub (250 g) Cream Cheese
4 cups icing sugar
4-1/2 tsp. lemon juice
Few drops yellow food colouring
Lemon Zest

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Whip butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in the confectioners’ sugar, cornstarch, and flour. Beat on low for one minute, then on high for 3 to 4 minutes

Drop cookies by spoonfuls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Then gently press down on each cookies.  Top each with a sliver of strawberry ( or your desired berry)

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Bake for 10-13 minutes in the preheated oven. Watch that the edges don’t brown! In the short bread world- this means over-baked! Your cookies should look under-baked-even when they are done. Mine were a little over cooked heheh.

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In the meantime start on the Lemon frosting by beating 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter and 1 tub (250 g) Cream Cheese together in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add 4 cups icing sugar and 4-1/2 tsp. lemon juice, beating until light and fluffy after each addition.  Finish with a zest of lemon.

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A morsel of perfection to any girls night.

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-R

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